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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2011 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Zimmerman

But he was instructed, and agreed, not to play songs of his associated with civil rights/social protest, which songs are known and were sung in Tianemman Square. I'm hoping he'll break out one or two before he leaves.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 7, 2011 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Zimmerman

"I'm hoping he'll break out one or two before he leaves."

he definitely should; i mean, what are the Chinese officials going to do? arrest Bob Dylan, lol; he's got nothing to lose and everything to gain

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2011 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Zimmerman

As you of all people may know, when he first played Prague (after the revolution) he gave Havel his notebook with the original handwritten lyrics to some of his seminal works. I took my girfriend, now wife, and she didn't think she knew any Dylan tunes until she realized that over the half the tunes were well known "Czech folk" tunes she'd heard all her life.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 7, 2011 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Zimmerman

very cool story indeed; apart from Dylan (terribly obvious), 2 other artists that my Czech students seemed to have a great liking for were Zappa (who i think, not 100% sure, played there pre-revolution era), and Ian Anderson, oddly enough, and of course pretty much anything 'punk'

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 7, 2011 10:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Zimmerman

Punk, Zappa and Ian Anderson in Prague, eh? In Nepal it's Bob Marley. Everywhere. Public buses, taxis -- everywhere you go, there's the face of Marley. I was even at a little school in a fairly remote area and the kids asked their English teacher, from an indigenous tribe, to sing an English song. She sang a lovely a capella Rivers of Babylon.

Bob Marley fan by her house (testing testing):

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Good lord. I can't believe that worked. That was HTML coding and all. I feel like a genius.

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-04-08 05:04:11

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 7, 2011 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Zimmerman

Ah, did not know that. Blowin' in the Wind IS missing ...